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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Moderate voices can still prevail on universal suffrage

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:55am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to deepen the current divide, members of Occupy Central are asking people to choose among three electoral proposals that do not stand a real chance of being approved. This prompted calls ... Occupy Central is not surprising. Tasked with the controversial goal of pushing for democracy by paralysing the business district with a 10,000-strong crowd, the campaign has not been well ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political reforms must suit majority

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... the chief executive in 2017. In a disturbing twist, the three options shortlisted by Occupy Central for a wider ballot all feature public nomination, an idea that has already been deemed ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Occupy Central missteps cloud debate over universal suffrage

    Posted Oct 31st 2013, 01:02am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial 'Occupy' missteps cloud vote debate A campaign to achieve democracy by breaking the law is highly controversial. But the matter is complicated further when political forces opposed by Beijing are also seen as being involved. In a contentious move, the Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, a key organiser of Occupy Central held talks with former Democratic Progressive ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Universal suffrage needs talk not antagonism

    Posted Aug 16th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial On democracy, can't we just talk? Few public issues divide society as much as Occupy Central. The plan, initiated by a few pro-democracy activists to pressure Beijing ... the anti-Occupy Central campaign is to be respected. That the community is sharply divided over the way to push for democracy is worrying. Tai argues that civil disobedience, as a last resort, ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Beijing has a legitimate role to play in Hong Kong's political affairs

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SCMP Editorial

    ... election organised by Occupy Central activists, and also ahead of the movement's plan to block the business district unless the government adopts a plan for universal suffrage it finds ... Kong and Macau Studies, who said Beijing felt it had to set the record straight because "the pan-democrats tried to reject the central government's power during the debate ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Political parties should take lead and improve transparency on donations

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 03:08am by SCMP Editorial

    ... to have dished out HK$5 million to the Democratic Party and HK$3 million to the Civic Party since last year. Two bodies co-founded by a leader of the Occupy Central civil-disobedience movement ... to investigate. The members concerned should give a full account in light of the growing public concern. That Lai is financing pan-democrats is nothing new. Against the backdrop of the looming Occupy ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Both sides are still poles apart in the debate on political reform

    Posted Jul 27th 2014, 04:01am by SCMP Editorial

    ... campaign led by the Occupy Central movement. The green light for changes beyond 2017 certainly has its appeal. Although universal suffrage is set out as the ultimate goal, this does not prevent ... unfortunately. Although the pan-democrats say they are willing to negotiate with Beijing officials face to face, some have declined to meet representatives from the central government's liaison ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    A fine line for religious leaders

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:24am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Consultative Conference membership, perhaps no one should have been fazed. Zen's campaigning last month for Occupy Central's referendum on political reform was less unexpected. He frequently ... Occupy Central been confined to top leaders of the various religious groups; a core member of the movement is Baptist minister Reverend Chu Yiu-ming. Some people believe religion has no place ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Electoral form needs wisdom and courage

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 04:37am by SCMP Editorial

    ... as paving the way for Beijing to formally rule out public nomination while laying out the framework for the 2017 reforms. This will inevitably bring forward Occupy Central- an act of civil ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Now that the people have spoken, officials must handle their demands seriously

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 03:52am by SCMP Editorial

    ... Regrettably, it was marred by some student groups, which defied police warnings and staged what is seen as a trial run of the Occupy Central campaign. Police had to forcibly remove those ...




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